Thursday, May 31, 2012

The No-Shows!- YOU WIN SOME BUT............

Entering giveaways are very exciting of the possibility that you may win and it is even more exciting when you get that winning email, tweet or twitter message, facebook shout or facebook message. I use to think that when you win it is guaranteed but not anymore because of a few no shows of prizes that I have failed to receive. Some bloggers list that they are not responsible for the prize or that the prize will ship directly from the sponsor.

Sometimes I do feel that the blogger only responsibility is to put the sponsor in the spotlight via a blog post or review and whatever happens just happens. It one of those Bernie Mac type of situations- remember in one of his comedy routines he talks about which partner gets an orgasm first. And it seems that bloggers mostly take this outlook  via his words "I GOT MINES"- meaning they have gotten their compensation or products to review so their job is over and most times they may or may not follow- up for you when you speak out and say "Hey, I have not received this prize yet."

Here is a list of bloggers/websites I have not received my prizes from even after taking the time to contact them about not receiving it and even after going to their website and taking the time to give them myself as a statistic to their number of facebook page likes for them and the sponsor (and occasionally other random blogger friend pages), liking their posts on facebook, tweeting their giveaway/contest (my help to draw more random people to their pages/giveaway),  twitter followers, google friend connect follower, google plus follower, pin (aka pinterest) and commenting (sometimes multiple blog posts on their page and other blogger friend pages).

Whew! That is a lot (2 to10 minutes of work) to receive nothing from so beware:

1. superglamnews.com- Freeman Beauty Kit giveaway

2. betterinbulk.net-   dearfoam slipper ( i wanted these for christmas of 2011 to go to my aunt in the nursing home)

3. hollowsinshaven.blogspot.com- Crindlestar giveaway

4. ptpamedia.com- QuickCover by Caber Sure Fit- 1 month and counting as of 5/31

5.  pjmommy.com- 4-Season Shield Giveaway from Protect-A-Bub- 1 month 16 days and as of 5/31

Blogged about them having great products, well that may be so but what happens when you need to contact someone about your product for questions or concerns. Is this how customers service from these sponsors treat the average consumer---IT MAKES YOU THINK DOESN'T IT.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beauty is Within: Beauty and Fashion Blog: Beauty and Fashion Giveaway: Celebrate Your Unique Style

Beauty is Within: Beauty and Fashion Blog: Beauty and Fashion Giveaway: Celebrate Your Unique Style: 

I have never been to the essence music festival even though I live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi making New Orleans a jump, skip, and hop away from me. I am planning on it next year. I have heard it is an experience in the making. I have tried to plan a trip two years ago but my gal pals bailed out on me at the last minute. So I have never tried again and was hurt by that epic fail.

But here is a great giveaway sponsored by Beauty- Is- Within & State Farm- So enter today and you could win-                                                            $100 gift card to H&M
Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case
Essie nail polish
Ear buds
Mani pedi kit

So click on link above for details!Statefarm Celebrate Your Unique Style Giveaway

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chance to win a visa gift card!

 Direct Choice Satellite, an authorized retailer of DIRECTV, is giving away a $50 visa gift card via mommyoftwolittlemonkeys.com.  We use to have DIRECTV as our service of choice and I remember the Sunday Ticket and the price of it but now DIRECTV  includes NFL SUNDAY TICKET at no extra charge on qualifying packages!

That's great. When I mention this to my husband we may go back to DIRECTV and I will definitely want this giftcard to help out with service payments. You can go here for your chance to  win also.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FREE Allergy Master® all natural nasal spray from Nozin! – Seasonal Allergy Twitter Party

The Allergy Season has hit hard and fast - Join us for the #AllergyMaster Twitter Party tonight to discuss Seasonal Allergies, share tips AND receive a FREE Allergy Master® all natural nasal spray from Nozin!
On Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm eastern, @Nozin will be hosting a Twitter Party on the hashtag #AllergyMaster and You Are Invited.
Nozin has asked the Food and Wholistic Living bloggers@HungryGoddess    @Healthy_Goddess to Co-Host the #AllergyMaster twitter party and our Chief Science Officer (and Big Scientist on Campus)  @JWillimann will be making a special appearance to answer questions!
We will be tweeting and sharing Seasonal Allergy Facts, Seasonal Allergy Relief ideas and we want to hear from YOU … how are you handling Allergy Season 2012?
EVERYONE who has RSVP’d below and who attends the party on May 23 will receive a free all natural NOZIN® Allergy Master® nasal spray full product!

What: #AllergyMaster Twitter Party
Topic:  Master Your Allergies – Seasonal Allergy Twitter Party
When: 8pm – 9pm eastern on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Where: #AllergyMaster hashtag on Twitter
How:  TweetchatHootsuite, and Tweetgrid are the tools we suggest to optimize your twitter chat experience
Join us Wednesday and Get Ready to Tweet about Seasonal Allergies!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Ramblings: Giveaway: Bitty Bug Designs

                                                                                                 My Ramblings: Giveaway: Bitty Bug Designs: If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time (or even if you have just taken a look around) you will know that I am surrounded by b...

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

$10 Disney Gift Card Giveaway | Disney Dose

Disney Trip Expert is run by Krystin Turner, a Disney fan since birth. She has years of experience in planning Disney vacations. She shares a wide array of knowledge, tips, strategies, history and facts about Disney that she wants to pass onto you. She offers Disney vacation planning that is concierge level. via disneydose.com
$10 Disney Gift Card Giveaway | Disney Dose »
Our friend Krystin at Disney Trip Expert has agreed to host a giveaway this week.

Enter today!